There are 3 levels of affiliation with the CNBC. Each level has corresponding requirements and benefits. Our hope is that all our churches would work towards becoming a Level 3: Voting Member Congregation at their own pace, in order to maximize their partIcipation in the CNBC. Levels of Affiliation:
Level 1: Become a Church Plant
Level 2: Become a Self-Governing Congregation
Level 3: Become a Voting Member Congregation
What does my church have to do to become an Voting Member Congregation?
As well as fulfilling the requirements of a Church Plant and a Voting Member Congregation, a church must:
- Complete the Application for Affiliation.
- Send in a copy of its own Constitution and Statement of Faith.
- Affirm the mission, vision, values and beliefs of the CNBC and association.
- Agree to the CNBC Church to Church Covenant.
Once the above requirements are completed, the churches application will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and when approved by them, be forwarded to the next Annual Convention to be voted on by the Messengers in attendance at the Business Meeting. Once voted on in favor, those churches may vote on any following business that same year.
The CNBC is a network of churches who give themselves away for the kingdom of God. With over 400 churches across Canada, we believe that God's primary vehicle for impacting the world is the local church. The role of the CNBC staff is to network churches with each other to see God add New Believers, New Disciplemakers, New Communities of Faith to our family of congregations all who are transforming their communities for the Kingdom of God. Our vision is to see 1000 healthy churches by the year 2020.